FOUR Land Transportation Office (LTO) enforcers were arrested in an entrapment operation by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) inside a hotel in Tagbilaran City, Bohol for allegedly extorting money.
According to NBI Bohol Chief Renan Oliva, the LTO already gave them an intelligence report of alleged extortion activities by their enforcers in Bohol. The enforcers are Cebu -based and are targeting tourist vans for hire.
"The LTO gave the report to us last October. So when a complainant, who has a franchise, sought our help because the said enforcers reportedly asked for P10,000 in exchange for the license that they confiscated, we acted on it," Oliva told SunStar Cebu.
The four, identified as Gaylord Pacana, Bernard Jamorol, Walter Yncierto, Christian Hembra, were caught inside the hotel they were staying on Wednesday evening, November 28.
The complainant, Oliva said, knew that his units were plying legally to and from tourist destinations of Panglao Island when they were allegedly illegally apprehended by the enforcers.
Oliva said that other alleged victims already sent feelers to their office that they will also appear to complain against the arrested enforcers.
NBI Bohol has yet to release the identities of the arrested enforcers, it is still in the process of preparing the case to be filed against the subjects. (JOB)